People make mistakes in life through believing too much, but they have a damned dull time if they believe too little. James Hilton from Lost Horizon
The human eye adores gazing; it feasts on the wild beauty of new landscapes, the dignity of trees, the tenderness of a human face, or the white sphere of the moon blessing the earth in a circle of light. The eye is always drawn to the shape of a thing. It finds some deep consolation and sense of home in special shapes. John O'Donohue from Anam Cara
The only controls available to those on board were two push-buttons on the center post of the cabin - one labeled on and one labeled off. The on button simply started a flight from Mars. The off button connected to nothing. It was installed at the insistence of the Martian mental health experts, who said that human beings were always happier with machinery they thought they could turn off.
Kurt Vonnegut from The Sirens of Titan
All human accomplishment has the same origin. Imagination is a force of nature. Is this not enough to make a person full of ecstasy? Imagination, imagination, imagination! It converts to actual. It sustains, it alters, it redeems! Saul Bellow from Henderson, The Rain King.
Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.
Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist
The secret of this kind of climbing is like Zen. Don't think. Just dance along. It's the easiest thing in the world, actually easier than walking on flat ground which is monotonous. The little problems present themselves at each step and yet you don't hesitate and you find yourself on some other boulder you picked out for no special reason at all, just like zen.
Jack Kerouac from The Dharma Bums
Garri Garripoli from The Tao of the Ride
If photographs are messages, the message is both transparent and mysterious. A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
Susan Sontag from On Photography
He has showed you what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 from the Bible
Now go find some of your own favorites, and be sure to mark them with page points. Levenger page points. You know - the cool copper colored ones.
(Photos by Roger O'Dea)